(WNBC-TV) James Franco has admitted to flirting with Scottish tourist Lucy Clode via Instagram and text messages.
Leaked conversations between the 35-year-old actor and the 17-year-old student surfaced online earlier this week, which showed Franco trying to initiate a hotel hookup. The poet and "Palo Alto" star addressed the incident via Instagram, but he deleted the post; the link remains on his Twitter account.
During a Friday appearance on "Live! With Kelly and Michael," Franco addressed the scandal head-on. Though he appeared a bit nervous, he felt it was necessary to share his side of the story.
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